posted on September 30, 2007 at 8:58 am

a big black moth flew in
from the whirling dusk
where the wind lost its mind
blowing in all directions at once
throttling the flowers
hurling petals a round
velvet darkness has fallen like a curtain
utter luxury of warm night surrounding me like a second skin
the night which caresses me
like a twin
the identical moon
named and nameless stars
nepalese fingers meddle
trees run out of room in the sky
this night is delicious it has become uncontainable
this darling night with its white pinpoints
a gorgeous creature of a night
all feminine and warmsoft
oh night find your mouth and kiss me
oh night be forever open
open like the vastness you cover
as you ride the sea
and soar over the sand
who are these birds still singing?
oh i am an egg in the nest
oh i am the bursting bud on the branch
oh i am the soft moaning evening
on the eve of springs second month
and my moth flew into your dwelling
where my daughters dance in your dreams
my lovely daughters from pleasure realms
where there are no weekdays
where trees grow on money
and people shoot up silver colliding in trance
yes and i the eternal night
who rules all space and spaces
say this to you because i need a voice
i say the day you see is shortlived and soon faded
everything returns into me unto me
i was there and i am there and i will be there
the day is a fantasy
a glitch in continuity
the day is light stretched thin
the day is impermanent
eventually all days end in night
and in time
night will swallow day forever

the night had spoken
her introjected silent voice ceased
my ears drown in the silence that came in her wake
the moth lands on a wall in the kitchen
black moth on white wall
beautiful little big moth that you are
part of the night
a little piece gone from the puzzle
here here im rearranging things again
for the sake of my friend the night
the 30th of september night
who i call the duchess of darkness
an exquisite night full of notice
ha you would succumb too
even you daylovers and suntrippers
lightfreaks gambling in the mornings
even you afternooners in the shadow of twilight
my my baby you love to move through this tonight
i carved my wand from ash and i charged it with thought
the night endows it with her subtle power
the night who i salute to boot
the night i have produced on your screen
the night i engineered on our behalf
the night you got me for my birthdays
the night you found on the bottom of a pool
the night you dreamed of a night like this
the night that was nigh
a night like a knight

35 Responses to “moth”

  1. avatar
    MAGIC... | 30 September 2007 at 10:25 am #

    *……I could not exist without you…you make the night so beautiful….*

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 10:32 am #

    Thanks nightfriend, I love your poetry sk.
    Love always,

  3. avatar
    paul footlights | 30 September 2007 at 11:42 am #

    Thank F%#k you got the Guild back safely. Bloody hell!!! I knew it like a sibling..

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 11:52 am #

    I love you SK!That is so speechless…..XXA

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 1:05 pm #

    oh you seductive alchemist of words…you fill my mind with such imaginings…your words can be like dreamy caresses sometimes…give me night and all it entails…
    love alwys
    -The Hellbound Heart

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    i don’t know anymore
    i lose interest
    i speed read
    i have known you and try to take an interest
    but it falls away
    i feel sorry for the people who rely on you to validate them and i think you might too
    i guess it helps you (from) relive feeling the inflated bosom of fame

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 1:38 pm #

    wow Mr. Steven! You are such a stunning being.You see beauty in everything.It’s your gift.The night,is the soul.The moon,it’s heart.The stars,it’s body.The moth,the cycle of eternity’s flight.The sun Illuminates the moon.The moon,is the gate to the stars.The moth in flight,to the moon…I had some friends over tonight.I was so moved,that I got them all to read your poetry..You are incredible.You are just a BEAUTIFUL MAN!…I do hope that you are having as magical a night,as you have inflicted apon we,the affected…love to you,as always,gen xxxxx

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    Nick Fiction | 30 September 2007 at 1:53 pm #

    I like it

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 2:11 pm #

    did you know,SK,that you are a “32”/”5″ numerologically speaking…ME TOO!..oddly enough,it’s not a commonly occurring numerological soul/person…we’re very special!why does this not surprise me…{Ha ha though we’re only nearly Jesus,we are the natural magic{flowers etc have a derivative of 5 usually,petals etc}number..we are the basis of the chaos theory.we are the 5th dimension.we are the mind body soul third eye,and base.we are north,south,east,west,and outer- stratospherically UP!…love,and peace,and a nice big number{organic,of course!}…./GBX

  10. avatar
    veleska1970 | 30 September 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    sweetly romantic. thanks for your lovely poetry, steve.

  11. avatar
    Night friends | 30 September 2007 at 2:47 pm #

    a late early endless night.candle flicker.lovers glide through into the light.enveloping wings of dark moth.disappearing into stars.swept away in flight.sing moth,sing,beat so gently,metronomic wings.circling.fluttering.”come to me”beckons lady moon.i will show you the way…….x

  12. avatar
    Candy | 30 September 2007 at 2:54 pm #

    Good Knight,Sweet King! sweat delicious dreams I love it so much when you are in this dreamstate.It is so sweet,it makes more than my toothache.;) :-)))

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 2:56 pm #

    oooh yeah, that’s just delicious nightfriend. yum.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 3:15 pm #

    perfection in poetry,because that is what you are..So beautiful n jazzz n peace …/cwx

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 3:50 pm #

    Beautiful words SK…

    Gives me hope to find that special someone…

    Much Love everyone,

  16. avatar
    CSTCoach | 30 September 2007 at 5:23 pm #

    A beautiful spring blog, imbued with those gentle warm romantic spring nights…

    i’ve always been a night person. loved the silence, the cool air, the shadows and that feeling of melancholy and nosalgia that settles over you when wandering quiet streets as the sidewalk releases the heat of the day into the cool of late evening. that feeling of aloneness, and yet connectedness to something (or someone)…

    you called that up really nicely 🙂


  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 6:39 pm #

    the night will have me,and I cant sleep.i dont want to sleep x

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 7:16 pm #

    Poor anon at 11.06.
    You’ve lost so much interest that you still log onto TTB and comment. Go and be happy somewhere. There’s so much out there to enjoy. If this blog isn’t your bag, silently move on?

  19. avatar
    Leelinau | 30 September 2007 at 7:26 pm #

    Just before I sat down I spied a dark black moth above the kitchen window. I only remarked about it cuz its so dark, all the moths round here tend to be browns.

    strange…heady stuff.



  20. avatar
    persephone2u | 30 September 2007 at 7:37 pm #

    And to think that I pulled out Rimbaud’s complete works to read in the light of the moon last night and felt sad that poets like him were all dead and gone…guess I was wrong. Gorgeous.

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 30 September 2007 at 7:47 pm #

    oh, yes steven….
    this is the stuff!
    this is what you were put here for,
    this…is your raison ‘d etre.

    i wish to thank whoever/whatever/whyever/forever for bringing you to us with your sumptuous aural treats.

    much pleasure is to be derived from your writings friend.
    andy L

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 8:53 pm #

    Good Morning Steven….do you mind terribly,if I read this just one more time?{can’t promise twill be the last time today though}…exquisite,and extraordinary adoration n respect…eternally thankful for you and your as always,gen xxxxx p.s. and now I shall enjoy the leisurely pleasures of school holidays,and go back to bed,sans coffee,and a dreamy head..thank you for making it so, Captain xo

  23. avatar
    steve kilbey | 30 September 2007 at 8:55 pm #

    i want (from) relive that inflated bosom of fame
    damn…..its got a leak
    or is it a leek?

  24. avatar
    Sweaty Wheels | 30 September 2007 at 9:26 pm #

    So did you do Teachers?

  25. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 30 September 2007 at 10:22 pm #

    I dont know how Sk does it. Today’s poetry and prose could fit in any anthology of the world’s greatest writers. A superlative Vocalist, lyricist, musician, painter, poet and nature lover. Too much talent but it’s still a blessing.

    On another note my cat really digs Disc 2 of Parallel Universe. Sleeps on his back with paws outstreached and tail wagging.2000 through 2007 has been The Church’s zenith for me. I include Acoustic and Intimate, Dabble and Isidore.

  26. avatar
    isolde | 30 September 2007 at 10:38 pm #

    hope you got the warranty on those inflatable fame bosoms validated so you can get the leak fixed

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 30 September 2007 at 11:00 pm #

    Tits a luvverly day,breast ever!* ;-)))

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2007 at 1:20 am #

    Hello! xxxoooxoxo x

  29. avatar
    syrinx | 1 October 2007 at 3:45 am #

    Mmmm. Nice one. To get some important things accomplished this year I was luckily (finally) able to switch to a daytime schedule. Lucky because everyone I need to deal with is available during the day and I had not been. I only came awake at night. Skip to how it’s been nice getting to know the sunrise. New friend and all that.

    Magical *things* happen during the day. But The Night IS Magic.

    Delicious velvet wraparound blog.

  30. avatar
    Faye | 1 October 2007 at 4:40 am #

    Oh Steve…the perfect night is now.It is always now.It will always be the perfect night… in your words,so very powerful,you have the perfection in harmony,of “the iron fist,with the velvet glove” divine…heartmeltingly strong and soft.Are you a devil in an angel’s suit?or an angel in a devil’s suit{be assured that that is the highest of compliments,in my book}..gorgeous one,SK! love and peace xo

  31. avatar
    Faye | 1 October 2007 at 5:19 am #

    PS…having yet another “Churchie day at faye’s” today….cookin’ and jazzily toasted.! *’s to you…thank you for the music! xo

  32. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2007 at 10:49 am #

    *I LOVE YOU*

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 1 October 2007 at 9:01 pm #

    Parallel U! It’s light years beyond…I think Espionage was written for me- it’s one of the most lovely and personal things I’ve ever heard in my life. Brien C., your cat has outstanding tastes!


  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 2 October 2007 at 7:37 am #

    soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo vellly , vellly muchly !

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